Yaya Han Ultrapreme Fabric?

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#1 knovice on 2 years ago

Some questions about Yaya Han's ultrapreme fabric. Has anyone used it? Do you like it? Does anyone know of a cheaper equivalent? Thanks!

#2 DlGlT on 2 years ago

What color(s) are you looking for? It would make suggesting alternatives easier. I've heard its tricky to sew with and colors can stain the white easily.

#3 knovice on 2 years ago

[QUOTE=DlGlT;5060081]What color(s) are you looking for? It would make suggesting alternatives easier. I've heard its tricky to sew with and colors can stain the white easily.[/QUOTE]

I wanted to use blue for a Jolyne Kujo cosplay. I didn't know it stains easily, thanks for the heads-up. I know there's shinny blue fabric out there, but in my opinion it's too shiny and looks kind of cheap

#4 fabrickind on 2 years ago

You've said the magic words of "Jojo" and "fabric choice" and have summoned me.

For those looking for reference images, and assuming you are doing the basic outfit because you didn't specify: [url]https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/a5/67/d0/a567d0d9c747ab2812308fefc468dd4e--folder-bizarre.jpg[/url]
(I grabbed one that looked the least shiny)

Honestly, my Jojo cosplay philosophy is that the more obnoxious, the better, but I understand that tastes differ. Even so, Jolyne's outfit is usually rendered with at least a small amount of sheen to it, so while a super matte fabric would work, it wouldn't be my choice.

If you don't want to go shiny, I'd recommend using the backside of a shinier spandex. Not like a mystique dot where the shine is printed on, but where the shine is part of the fibers itself. The backside of raschel knit spandex ("regular" spandex), where the front side has some shine to it, would be nearly perfect. The backside of satin spandex would also work well.

I'm personally planning on using a mystique dot once I get around to default!Jolyne's shoepants (not doing this outfit, but she wears them with the handcuff shirt, which I am planning), but again, that might be too shiny for your tastes.

If the problem with the Ultrapreme is that the dye bleeds, it shouldn't be too much of an issue unless you are appliqueing on the stripes, but I'd be worried about the chest applique. Maybe buy a small amount, like 1/8 yard, and see if you can wash it a few times in synthrapol or a similar detergent to remove any excess dye before going for it for the whole thing.

#5 Scunosi on 2 years ago

I used the white for some boot covers since I wanted more of a matte look ([URL="http://www.cosplay.com/photo/3609254/"]here's [/URL]a good view of the finished product). It's a gorgeous but expensive fabric to be sure. Unfortunately I can't say I found anything quite like it, but I'll also admit I didn't really look beyond what Joann's had in-store. I prefer to get fabric in-person so I can touch and feel it and make sure the color's accurate, and I didn't have the patience for ordering swatches. Definitely wait for a big 50% or higher coupon before buying this fabric.

I actually didn't find it that hard to work with, but I have worked with some stretch fabrics (and faux fur, which is a trickier one) before so maybe it's just tricky if you're relatively new to sewing. I did make sure to use sewing clips rather than pins to hold it together though, you'll want to make sure you have those before you use it as pins will obviously permanently pierce the fabric.

I didn't notice much if any staining, even having used the white. I did notice that the glue I used to adhere the covers to the shoes did seem to seep through a little (which I guess might technically be staining) but I think more careful application may have been able to prevent that. And if you aren't using glue that shouldn't be an issue anyway.

#6 Penlowe on 2 years ago

Scunosi did you also use a teflon foot? That's the thing that usually makes a difference with plastics and other 'grabby' surfaces.

#7 Scunosi on 2 years ago

[QUOTE=Penlowe;5060252]Scunosi did you also use a teflon foot? That's the thing that usually makes a difference with plastics and other 'grabby' surfaces.[/QUOTE]
Not Teflon specifically but I did pick up a walking foot for it, so at least I wasn't struggling with the default one.

#8 knovice on 2 years ago

#9 DlGlT on 2 years ago

A wetlook spandex would be a nice medium between obnoxiously shiny and a matte vinyl spandex.

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